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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Seafood
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Olive oil
    1       sm           Onion -- chopped
    1       sm           Green pepper -- chopped
    1                    Garlic clove -- minced
    1                    Parsley sprig
    1       lg           Ripe tomato
                         - peeled, seeded & chopped
    1                    Bay leaf
      1/4   ts           Nutmeg
      1/4   ts           Cumin
      1/4   ts           Thyme
    1       pn           Saffron -- toasted
    1       lb           Shrimp, raw
                         - shelled, deveined
    1       c            -Hot water
      1/4   c            Dry white wine
    1       tb           Lemon juice
    1       tb           Salt
      1/2   ts           Hot sauce
    2       c            Long grain white rice
    2 1/2   c            -Water
      1/2   c            Beer
                         Cooked peas
                         Pimiento strips
                         Parsley bouquets
   Use a 3-quart casserole with lid.  An earthenware
   casserole is preferable, especially if you wish to add
   a touch of Spain to a dinner party. However, I know
   that good earthenware is hard to find today.  I have 2
   casseroles that I've had for 15 years. Heat oil in
   casserole.  Saute onion and pepper until transparent.
   Add garlic, parsley, tomato, bay leaf, nutmeg, cumin
   and thyme.  Mix well, cover, and cook over low heat
   until mushy (about 15 minutes).  The saffron should be
   toasting on the lid in the little brown paper. Add the
   shrimp to the saute and cook until it turns pink.
   Dissolve the saffron in the 1 cup hot water.  Combine
   with wine, lemon juice, salt and hot sauce.  Pour into
   casserole, stir to mix, and cook covered 10 minutes
   more.  Now add the rice and the 2 1/2 cups of water.
   Distribute ingredients well in casserole.  Bring to a
   quick boil, STIR ONCE, and place in preheated 325
   degree F. oven for only 20 minutes - NI UN MINUTO MAS!
   Remove from oven, uncover, and garnish with peas,
   pimientos, and parsley.  Pour beer over all.  Cover
   again and allow to stand 15 minutes longer, before
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